SPC B. Testimonial

Dear Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund,

I recently had the enormous pleasure handing out the gift cards that Lead The Way Fund donated to us. When I first found out that gift cards in the amount of $300 on each card would be donated I could hardly believe it.

I was not specifically part of the process of selecting the Rangers but I personally knew some of the ones that were chosen. I know that the money donated by the Lead The Way Fund was a true blessing to them and their families. The reactions of these hardened warriors was eye opening and it made me smile each time to realize how much they cared for their families and to imagine the burden that $300 would lift off their shoulders this Christmas for either their children or their family.

I was so impressed that I called some of my own family to tell them about your organization. Several of my family members were touched and came to the decision that they would begin to help donate to your organization. I didn’t know it at the time but it turns out that both my mother and father already regularly donate.  I’m so happy to see that their are companies and organizations out there looking out for the soldiers and more importantly their families.

Again, I am just mind blown and truly impressed by the service that you’ve done to our 75th Ranger Regiment. Please continue to do what you do; know that you are appreciated by many and supported by even more.

CPL Andrew A. Aimesbury

Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury, 21, died of wounds received while conducting a squad live fire exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia December 9, 2015.

Aimesbury was seriously wounded during the exercise and medevaced to the nearest treatment facility where he died of his wounds.

Aimesbury was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., as a Ranger Team Leader

A native of Strafford, New Hampshire, Aimesbury served one tour in Afghanistan.

Aimesbury was born November 7, 1994, in Manchester, New Hampshire and graduated from Dover Senior High School. After he enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 2013, Aimesbury completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an infantryman.  After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course there, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program also at Fort Benning.

Aimesbury graduated from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program and was then assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, in September 2013.

His military education includes the U.S. Army Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program.

His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine.

Aimesbury has also been awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.

Aimesbury is survived by his parents, Carl and Karen Aimesbury, and his sister, Abigail, all from Somersworth, New Hampshire.

As a Ranger, Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury selflessly lived his life for others and distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier direct action raid force and fought valiantly as he served his fellow Rangers and our great Nation.






On Friday, March 13, 2015, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, in collaboration with Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW), will host a private Home Key Ceremony for Army Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg.

Since sustaining his life-altering injuries on October 1, 2009 when SFC Remsburg’s platoon hit a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund has played an integral role in supporting Cory and the Remsburg family through his long and arduous rehabilitation and recovery process. Like the Ranger Creed he vowed to uphold, Remsburg has ‘displayed the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission,’ his new mission – his fight to regain his speech, use of his extremities and the independence he has longed for.

In February 2014, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund proudly helped make that dream of independence a reality for SFC Remsburg when they purchased a home for Cory in Gilbert, Arizona. The home purchase is a first for the organization, who has several other severely wounded Rangers in line for this new initiative. Remsburg’s home will be 100% free and clear of any mortgages.

Over the past year, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors took on the extensive remodel of the home to make it completely ADA accessible for Remsburg.  The remodel has included the widening of all doors and hallways, smooth tile throughout, custom bathrooms and kitchen, wheel in sinks, new windows and doors, a wheel in pool for rehab, therapeutic spa, a guest home for his caregiver, a home gym, new appliances, outdoor patio and BBQ, a new roof, concrete paths for wheelchair, all controlled by a home automation system.

The March 13 ceremony will include Keynote Speakers Jim Regan, Chairman and CEO of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, Mike Christensen from Peak One Builders, the Remsburg family, and all-pro defensive end Jared Allen. The ceremony will also include on open house tour – marking the completion of the home remodel, as the keys are proudly handed over to Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg.

Arizona contractor, Peak One Builders and Kilbane Architecture designed the home. The project was also made possible because of large donations and grants from organizations such as RIDE 430, The Joshua Chamberlain Society, Wells Fargo, Home Depot, Boeing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information on Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, please visit www.leadthewayfund.org.

For more information on Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, please visit www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com.